Cancer Survivorship


Survive Dat:  The Louisiana Cancer Prevention and Control Programs (LCP) and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center partnered to launch SurviveDAT, an online resource for young breast cancer patients and caregivers. SurviveDAT is a place where young breast cancer patients can gain access to local support groups, health information and more - all tailored to their specific needs.

National Cancer Institute:  The National Cancer Institute has a variety of resources and information available regarding survivorship. The focus is on life and health after a cancer diagnosis and once treatment is over.

American Cancer Society: You'll find information and tips on staying active and healthy during and after cancer treatment. You can also get information on dealing with the possibility of cancer recurrence, and find inspiration and hope in stories about other people whose lives have been touched by cancer.

Centers for Disease Control:  As the number of cancer survivors grows, the public health community is considering ways to address the issues related to survivorship. CDC works with public, non-profit and private partners to create and implement successful strategies to help the millions of people in the United States live with, through, and beyond cancer.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology: Here you can learn about adjusting to various changes in life following cancer treatment and find information about the Institute of Medicine report on survivorship.  They also offer a free, downloadable booklet on cancer survivorship.

National Cancer Survivors Day:  National Cancer Survivors Day is traditionally observed on the first Sunday in June. However, some communities choose a different day for their local celebration. 

AYA Healthy Survivorship: is an interactive application (app) to assess your health habits and general sense of well being. The app offers personalized tips for being more active, eating better and living a longer, healthier life. Anyone can use it, but it is designed especially for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors ages 15-39.

Thomas and McMahan Cancer Foundation: This organization offers so many supportive services for better quality of life for people with cancers in the New Orleans and Northshore areas. Some of these services they offer include meal, transportation, sitters, etc..

College Students with Cancer: This site provides help to students with cancer succeed in school.

Pacific Medical Training: Pacific Medical Training provides online emergency education solutions for  healthcare professionals. This page, entitled “First Aid for People Living With Cancer” has a list of links to help deal with a number of mental and physical issues cancer survivors face.

Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans (CAGNO): This New Orleans non-profit provides financial assistance for medication, gas for transportation, breast forms, wigs, and a variety of other supplies. Their new partnership with Breastoration offers financial assistance to women who cannot afford their breast reconstruction surgeries.